Have you been in a motorcycle accident in Commerce, CA recently?
Motorcycle accident are increasingly prevalent in the State of California. There are over 800,000 registered motorcycles in California, which is the most in the nation. Most of these motorcycles are in Southern California. Which such a high volume, there are bound to be numerous accidents, some resulting in injuries and some in death. Motorcycles can be particularly dangerous because although the rider should be wearing a helmet, there is much less protection for them than if they were in a car. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or have a family member that was killed in one, you will want to speak with one of our lawyers to get started on law suit. Call our office at 714-409-8991 to speak with an experience attorney today.
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Accidents happen, and sometimes they are caused by other drivers, sometimes they are caused by you, and sometimes it is a combination. Here are some examples of some of the more common causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Collision with a stationary object
- Vehicles pulling in front of a motorcycle
- Vehicles merging into a cyclist’s lane
- Tailgating a motorcyclist
- Uneven road conditions
- Temporary metal plates on the ground
- Loose gravel on the roadway
- Malfunctioning parts
- Hazardous weather conditions
If your accident involved another party, then you will want to seek compensation for your damages even if it was partially your fault. California allows for you to still receive compensation, just a reduced amount based on how much of the accident is deemed your fault. A skilled lawyer at Eldessouky Law will be able to build you a strong case so that you can receive the most compensation possible.
What if my accident did not involve another person?
If you were in a motorcycle accident and it was because of road conditions, then do not worry, you still may have a case. The property owner may be liable for your damages if you can prove they owed you a duty of care. Most of the time, property managers are responsible for keeping their property safe. One of our lawyers will be able to assess your situation and help you take the next steps to recovery. Also, if your accident was due to a malfunction in your motorcycle, the manufacturer may be held liable for you damages. All cases are different, and the best way to approach yours is to get a consultation from one of our lawyers to see what you should do for your own situation.
Are there any special laws for motorcyclists in California?
Motorcyclists must follow the same general rules as other vehicles on the road. However, there are certain laws that are put in place to actually protect motorcyclists. These laws involve not allowing anyone to travel at a speed that is so slow it impedes on the normal flow of traffic, and not along motorists to open or leave open their doors unless it is reasonable safe to do so. There are also laws regarding the motorcycle itself. These set regulations for wearing a helmet, right and left mirrors, height of handle bars, turn signals, and exhaust systems. California is also unique in that it does not prohibit lane splitting. Lane splitting is when a motorcyclist moves through two lanes of traffic to get around vehicles. There are also no prohibitions on motorcyclists sharing a lane. If you have more questions about the laws and what your rights are as a motorcyclist in California, feel free to ask one or our very experience motorcycle accident attorneys here at Eldessouky Law.
What kind of compensation can I receive in a motorcycle accident case?
Most motorcycle accident cases sue for compensatory damages. Some examples of these include:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Medication and medical supplies
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Disfigurement or loss of limb
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, then you may also be able to sue on their behalf for wrongful death. Every case is different, and it’s important for you to speak to one of our attorneys to get an idea of what yours could be worth. If you have a case, one of our attorneys will work their hardest to get you compensation for as much as possible.
How does Eldessouky Law stand out from other law firms?
Our firm is different than other California personal injury firms because we truly care about our clients. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you have most likely suffered a lot, and our job is to take some of the burden off and ease some of the pain. We will try to be as accommodating as possible and treat your case with care. We will also offer free advice to anyone that gets in touch with us and we will represent anyone with a case free of charge. We only ask for a small fee if we win your case. Call us today!